Art And Culture

Iran art and culture news, Read the most current stories about art and culture in Iran including exhibition, movies, theatre and music news. 

  • Paintings on Life Views
    06/18/2018
    A group painting exhibition by 18 young artists is underway at Idea Gallery.  “The View” features 25 oil and water color paintings about the views of the artists toward ordinary life, Honaronline...
  • From Realism to Abstract
    06/18/2018
    A group painting exhibition by nine young visual artists is being held at Shirin Art Gallery. Titled “Unrecognized Methods,” it includes paintings of various techniques from realism to abstract,...
  • Greek Musicians to Hold Concert
    06/18/2018
    Vahdat Hall in Tehran is set to host two concerts with a repertoire of various works from Baroque to the 20th century.  Slated for June 29-30, the concerts will be performed by an international...
  • “Hint of Love” by Nurieh Mozaffari
    06/18/2018
    Wetpaint Gallery in Gloucestershire, UK, is showing “Contemporary Art of the Middle East.”
  • Hyper Ego on Display
    06/18/2018
    Young sculptor Maryam Rahimi has featured her solo artwork exhibition at Shirin Art Gallery in an exhibit that opened June 15 and will run until July 4. Titled Hyper Ego, it is a showcase of...
  • Spanish Film Critic Carlos Heredero to Hold Workshop in Tehran
    06/18/2018
    Spanish film critic, journalist, cinema historian and writer Carlos F. Heredero has been invited by the Iranian National School of Cinema to hold a workshop on film studies. The invitation is part...
  • Tennessee Williams’ One-Act Play Adapted
    06/18/2018
    An adaptation of the play “The Case of Crushed Petunias” written by Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is to go on stage at Gandom Art and Cultural Institute in Tehran on June 20 under the directorship...
  • Seminar on Facade Engineering
    06/18/2018
    Iranian Architecture Center in Tehran is to hold on Wednesday a seminar on “Façade Engineering,” one of the main elements in aesthetic of buildings and urban landscape. The center’s first seminar...
  • Painting Sets Price Record in Crypto-Currency
    06/18/2018
    A Painting by New York mixed media artist Benjamin Katz has been sold for 150 bitcoins, the...  
  • Rooster Sculptures, Paintings  in Istanbul
    06/17/2018
    Works of two Iranian artists are on display in an exhibition at the 7 Art Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey until June 21. Titled “Double Duet Rooster,” the exhibit is a collection of 20 paintings and...
  • Joanna Lumley
    06/17/2018
    Celebrated English actress, author and social activist Joanna Lumley is in Iran to make a local episode of her documentary series. Lumley’s trip is part of her latest globetrotting series she is...
  • Bill Clinton (R) and James Patterson
    06/17/2018
    Former US president Bill Clinton and bestselling novelist James Patterson have written...  
  • Honest and Hardworking Retiree
    06/17/2018
    The play, “Āmiz Qalamdun” (Scribe in Persian), written by the veteran playwright Akbar Radi...  
  • Nasser Taghvai 
    06/17/2018
    Comma Art Gallery is to host a collection of photos taken by four Iranian cineastes. According to the Persian website of Mehr News Agency, the 10-day event in Tehran, set to open June 22, will...
  • Meeting to Review Hafez Encyclopedia
    06/17/2018
    The National Library in Tehran will hold a meeting titled “Presence of Hafez” on June 19. Discussions will focus on the various aspects of the recently released book “Encyclopedia of Hafez and...
  • Absurd Play on Qajar King
    06/17/2018
    Tragicomedy “The Qajar Theater”, written and directed by Dariush Raiyat, is on the stage...  
  • Lurish Concert  in Vahdat  Hall July 19
    06/17/2018
    Veteran folk singer Kourosh Asadpour, accompanied by Gahar music ensemble, will perform a concert of Lurish music (ethnic music of western and southwestern regions in Iran). The Tehran event is...
  • Golden Soundtracks  at Godfather Cafe
    06/14/2018
    Guitarist and singer Hamid-Reza Salehin will perform famous soundtracks at Godfather Café in Tehran. On Thursday night, Salehin will play some golden soundtracks including that of the namesake of...
  • Dancing Mind
    06/14/2018
    The drama “I Want to Dance”, the eighth feature film of veteran filmmaker Bahman Framanara has been released ahead of the annual Eid al-Fitr festivity.  Based on a screenplay by Omid Sohrabi, it...
  • University of Kurdistan
    06/14/2018
    University of Kurdistan in Sanandaj is organizing a project for collecting Kurdish folktales. The varsity’s Research Institute for Kurdish Studies has invited enthusiasts to a project in which...
  • 06/14/2018
     A collection of short stories written by the Argentinean novelist Julio Cortázar alongside his interviews and quotes has been published in Persian by Ettefagh publication. Pejman Tehranian has...
  •  Chinese Vase Found in Shoebox Sells  for $19 Million
    06/14/2018
    An 18th century Chinese vase found in a shoebox in an attic in France sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at auction in Paris on Tuesday. The price was more than 20 times the estimate of 500...
  • Renewed Call for Short Films for ASA Humanitarian Festival
    06/14/2018
    The call for the 2nd ASA International Humanitarian Film Festival in Weimar, Germany, has been extended to June 18. So far more than 2,000 short films, documentaries and animations from 120...
  • Financial Suffering in the Family
    06/14/2018
    Feature film “Bearer” directed by Bahman Kamyar hit the screens across the country on Wednesday with two other films as new screenings started on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, due Friday, which...
  • Odyssey of Coen Brothers
    06/14/2018
    Godfather Café will have a single screening of the 2013 drama of Joel and Ethan Coen “Inside Llewyn Davis” on Friday.  It follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the...

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